Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Saving dough, yo!

I've still been pluggin' along, trying to figure out the whole coupon thing. I think I do ok, although I know the hardcore couponers save a lot more than me. I try to plan out my visits to CVS and Walgreens because those are the easiest to me. Like yesterday I went to CVS and got 1 Crest pro health toothpaste, 1 Colgate Total toothpaste, 2 boxes of Frosted Mini Wheats, 6 bags of Easter Candy (the good stuff like Hersheys and Reeses!) and a gallon of milk for about $5 out of pocket. I also left with $4 in Extra Care Bucks, so really I only spent about $1. YAY! I was stoked to pay $0 for the cereal and only 24 cents for a big tube of Colgate toothpaste. How cool is that to bust out with a quarter to pay for a transaction?  I'm still learning how to work it at the grocery store. Some times it's a no brainer, deals just fall into my lap. Other times I have to work harder for it. Yesterday I got a bag of rice for $.09 and a men's Gillette deodorant and Gillette body wash for $.34. I was stoked about that. BTW, if you need any men's deodorant my house is the place to come. I have about 15 sticks under my bathroom sink...

Anyway... on one of my shopping trips to Walgreens I ended up with two boxes 3-in-1 Purex detergent for like $2. I wasn't sure what I'd think about it. I mean, I'm not real picky about my detergent because basically I do a ton of laundry for our big family and I do it on a small budget. Usually, however, Purex was the best deal anyway. Although the 3-in-1 is a little more expensive. That makes sense though since it's detergent, softener and anti-static all in one. Sorry, I'm rambling... My point was that I now have tried the Purex 3-in-1 and I LOVE IT. LOVE it.  It smells good, it washes great and then I get to just throw the sheet in with the wet clothes into the dryer. It's awesome. And it's safe for all types of machines- including front loaders.  Anyway... I think I love it and will be getting it more often. I love how I don't have to worry about dryer sheets or anything. If you want to try it out you can go HERE and get a free sample.

This weekend is Career Conference for Mary Kay. I am excited to learn more, grow, become closer to the girls in my area, etc...  I am really enjoying being a MK Lady. :) I'm not all hardcore, Caddy driving... yet. But I am making money and having fun while doing it. YAY! If you'd like to learn more about what I do let me know!